OVERVIEW: Doorewaard and Schutte have shown no remorse, #Coligny ex-mayor tells court

2019-01-29 10:30

The Coligny murder sentencing continues in the North West High Court.

Farm workers Pieter Doorewaard and Phillip Schutte
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29 Jan 15:48
Moshoue's mother is now emotional. Judge Hendricks adjourns the matter until tomorrow at 10:00.

29 Jan 15:47

Molefe asks Agnes how she feels when she hears that her child died for stealing sunflower.

Agnes: I don't feel good.


29 Jan 15:47

Molefe: When you received the news about the deceased how did you feel?

Agnes: I wasn't feeling well. I am still not feeling well now.


29 Jan 15:47
Agnes tells court Matlhomola Moshoeu was her seventh child.

29 Jan 15:46

Molefe: What grade was the deceased doing at school?

Agnes: He was in Grade 6.


29 Jan 15:46

Molefe: Ms Moshoeu is it correct that the deceased was your child?

Agnes: Yes, he was my child.


29 Jan 15:44
Moshoeu's mother is sworn in. She will be led by advocate Rapula Molefe

29 Jan 15:44
Smit is done. Celo is excused. State calls Moshoeu's mother, Agnes to the stand.

29 Jan 15:44

Smit: Did you ask the police to investigate or did you ask the police to arrest the suspects?

Celo: We wanted intervention.


29 Jan 15:43

Smit: You said you are one of the first people who went to the police station to report the incident?

Celo: Yes. The first group of pastors.

Moshoeu died on Thursday and we went there on Sunday when nothing was happening.


29 Jan 14:53

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29 Jan 14:52
Celo says he is a pastor but if the accused are not given life sentence he will not be satisfied. @J_chabalala

29 Jan 14:52

Smit: Are you saying it is going to be chaotic if people are not happy with the sentence?

Celo: According to the situation it is going to be worse than what happened if residents are not satisfied. @J_chabalala


29 Jan 14:52

Smit: Is Coligny volatile?

Celo: The situation in #Coligny is calm but that doesn’t mean everything is back to normal. @J_chabalala


29 Jan 14:40
Adv Zwiegelaar is done with cross-examination. Adv Smit for Schutte cross-examines Celo. @J_chabalala

29 Jan 14:37
Celo says Doorewaard and Schutte have shown no remorse. @J_chabalala

29 Jan 14:33

Adv Zwiegelaar: I put it to you that the death of the deceased did not cause the community of Coligny not to trust each other.

It only caused tension. @J_chabalala


29 Jan 14:30
Celo: If it was not a racial issue, how can a child who is helpless [and] who doesn’t have power, get killed - this shows lack of humanity. @J_chabalala

29 Jan 14:27
#Coligny: Adv Zwiegelaar: Sir is it your evidence that this is a matter of a racially motivated murder? @J_chabalala

29 Jan 14:24
We are back from lunch adjournment. Ex-Coligny Mayor is still on the stand. @J_chabalala

29 Jan 14:11
WATCH: Coligny key witness says he heard child screaming - 'mommy please help, I'm dying'

29 Jan 11:54
We are told the #Coligny matter will proceed at 14:00. @J_chabalala

29 Jan 11:32
WATCH: Two farm workers accused of killing Coligny teen found guilty

29 Jan 11:32
We take a short adjournment. Judge Hendricks wants to see counsel in chambers. @J_chabalala

29 Jan 11:22
Celo is detailing his role in the community and how each resident contributes in making the small farming town better. @J_chabalala

29 Jan 11:07
The State is done leading the witness - adv Cecile Zwiegelaar for Doorewaard cross-examines Celo. @J_chabalala

29 Jan 11:04

Adv Moeketsi: The two accused before this court have been found guilty for killing Matlhomola - what do you want this court to do with them?

Celo: My humble request is that the court should give them life sentence in order to send a message. @J_chabalala


29 Jan 11:03
Celo appeals for life imprisonment for Pieter Doorewaard and Phillip Schutte

29 Jan 10:52
WATCH: How the family of the Coligny teen was found

29 Jan 10:51
Celo says he was part of a group of people who went to the police station demanding that the suspect should be arrested. @J_chabalala

29 Jan 10:49

#Coligny: Celo says following Matlhomola Moshoeu's murder there has been tension in the community.

"There is no trust between white and black," he says. @J_chabalala


29 Jan 10:44

State prosecutor: You have already alluded to this court that during your tenure as Mayor there was tension between white and black - is that correct?

Celo: Yes. @J_chabalala


29 Jan 10:40

Paul Morule, a preacher from Mahikeng claims that Coligny case witness Bonakele Pakisi had admitted to him he had lied and that he could no longer stay silent about it on January 19, 2019 in Coligny.  

Pakisi, who is the only eyewitness in the infamous Coligny murder trial against two white men convicted for throwing a teenager from a bakkie, reportedly admitted to lying when he testified against Pieter Doorewaard, and Phillip Schutte, who were found guilty of the murder of Matlhomola Moshoeu in April 2017. (Elizabeth Sejake, Gallo Images, Netwerk24, file)


29 Jan 10:39
Celo says during his tenure as #Coligny mayor: "It was not nice, it was tense because of the new government." @J_chabalala

29 Jan 10:35
Celo says when he was a mayor he tried to bring black and white people together. @J_chabalala

29 Jan 10:33
Celo is chairperson of the interdenominational Ministers Association. He was #Coligny mayor in 1996. @J_chabalala

29 Jan 10:32

Coligny case witness Bonakele Pakisi denies lying in court during an interview on January 19, 2019 in Coligny.  

Pakisi, who is the only eyewitness in the infamous Coligny murder trial against two white men convicted for throwing a teenager from a bakkie, reportedly admitted to lying when he testified against Pieter Doorewaard, and Phillip Schutte, who were found guilty of the murder of Matlhomola Moshoeu in April 2017. (Elizabeth Sejake, Gallo Images, Netwerk24, file)


29 Jan 10:31
Judge Ronnie Hendricks has arrived. State calls it's next witness David Celo to the stand. Proceedings now underway. @J_chabalala

29 Jan 10:31

29 Jan 10:31

I lied, no I didn't! - Coligny murder witness changes his story... again

The self-proclaimed eyewitness in the Coligny murder case claimed he was intimidated into "confessing" to lying in court, the Sowetan reported


29 Jan 10:31

Coligny murder witness confesses to lying about teen thrown from bakkie - report

The self-proclaimed eyewitness in the Coligny murder trial – who testified that he saw two white men throw 16-year-old Matlhomola Moshoeu from a bakkie in April 2017 – reportedly admitted that he lied to the court, Rapport reported


29 Jan 10:31

Coligny murder case: AfriForum's Gerrie Nel and advocate Barry Roux to help convicted men after reports that witness 'lied'

Lobby group AfriForum has decided to help pay for the legal costs of the two men who were found guilty of murdering a teenage boy in Coligny, its CEO Kallie Kriel told News24.

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